xxix, 800 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9783406689435 (Beck) 9781849466530 184946653X 9781782255826 9781782255833 (ePub ebook)
Civil justice systems ; v. 3.
"The purpose of this book is to examine the theories and practice of how to control corporate behaviour through legal techniques. The principal theories examined are deterrence, (especially economic analysis), the findings of empirical research on responsive regulatory systems, and the findings of behavioural psychology research. Leading examples of the various approaches are given in order to illustrate the models: private enforcement of law through litigation in the USA, public enforcement of competition law by the European Commission, and the recent reform of policies on public enforcement of regulatory law in the United Kingdom. Noting that behavioural psychology has as yet had only limited application in legal and regulatory theory, the book then analyses various European regulatory structures where behavioural techniques can be seen or could be applied. The book concludes by proposing an holistic model for maximising compliance within large organisations, combining public regulatory and criminal controls with internal corporate systems and external influences by stakeholders, held together by a unified core of ethical principles."--Publisher description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Psychology. The findings of social psychology Deterrence. Deterrence theory ; Private enforcement in USA ; Enforcement of competition law ; Criticisms of deterrence ; Empirical evidence ; Conclusions Regulation. Public regulation ; The structure of regulation and self-regulation in the UK ; Developments in criminal enforcement in the United Kingdom ; Responsive, meta and compliance theories ; OECD policy on regulation and enforcement ; The enforcement policies of individual agencies ; Consumer trading and protection ; Competition ; Conclusions on current enforcement policy Regulation and compliance by business. Standards, accreditation, self-regulation and co-regulation ; Compliance within business organisations Regulatory architectures. Regulating safety ; Financial services Conclusions. Business values : culture, commitment, trust and ethics ; Conclusions : ethical regulation Appendix 1. A consumer redress scheme under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 as amended Appendix 2. Guidance for enforcers of consumer law.